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Bent Road: A Novel

Bent Road: A Novel

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The only character that I could relate to for short flashes was Celia, the mom, and those moments were too few and far between. I read other reviews of this book and do not agree that the animal cruelty scene detailed in the beginning of the book being the most gruesome part of this story. I think it was supposed to be suspenseful, but the way it was written didn't really build suspense for me at all.

Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. To me a four star rating means that, though this story will never be an everlasting favorite, nor is it full of profound truths and lessons I will always remember (a five-star rating is reserved for those very few stories that produce those factors), to me it is EXTRA FINE. For a time, regrets do seem to fall away as Arthur and his newly arrived family reacquaint themselves with his mother, Reesa, and sister, Ruth, as Roy describes with patience and superior skill.Roy deftly handles several themes including fear of the other, the influence of religion on behavior, domestic violence, and the question of how people define masculinity. The rear and side gardens have yorkshire stone boundaries and offer once more sizeable lawned area, established plants, shrubs and trees whilst there is also a paved patio area and childs fort.

The author's use of an image of a statue without hands struck me rather powerfully as a literary device signifying how the exposure and recognition of prejudices stopped much of their power to harm. Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. Almost becoming one of the characters is the harshness and isolation of farm life, and the damage of repressed emotions. I completely agree with author Megan Abbott's praise of the novel: "Lori Roy transforms 1960s small-town Kansas into a haunting memoryscape.

Most of the narrators are women with the exception of Daniel, the young man transitioning from a boy into manhood. The pace is slow, due to the author's penchant for describing significant events from the viewpoint of multiple characters. The twin vanishings leave Evie, friendless and subject to the mercy of cruel, taunting classmates, in a particularly vulnerable spot, prey to forces beyond her control and wishing for something far outside the bounds of life. All of the "dark" secrets she revealed along the way were pretty standard family drama fare, and some of the decisions she made later in the book were just bizarre and not at all earned. Hello, are you looking for a very well presented, and well maintained 3 bedroom, traditional sandstone semi-detached property, in a very popular area of Hamilton?

Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions. Overall, I felt like the entire story suffered from the lack of an editor with a critical eye and an appreciation for tight narrative, rather than (than! There is a generous lawned area and a vast array of established plants and shrubs plus water and power supply. There were chapters in this book where I held my breath and had to fight the impulse to turn to the last page to relieve the tension.But Little Evie soon becomes overwhelmed and haunted by the secrets of the adults in her family and in the small town near Bent Road by her resemblance to her dead aunt. Hidden prejudices are at the heart of the secrets that maintain accepted behaviors in this small farming community, so truth is unwelcome. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. He went into semi-retirement in the mid-1930s, but briefly emerged to entertain troops in World War II. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 99% so.

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